Dr. John Kwon prides himself on delivering world-class, compassionate care to his patients. He enjoys his work advancing the field of foot and ankle surgery as a clinician-scientist and teaching the next generation of physician-trainees.
Dr. Kwon earned his BA in biology from Wesleyan University and obtained his medical degree at New York Medical College. After performing a surgical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, he completed the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, training at Harvard-affiliated hospitals including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Dr. Kwon then completed a foot and ankle fellowship in Baltimore, Maryland at Mercy Medical Center, as well as receiving additional training in Ilizarov external fixation techniques in Portland, Oregon. After fellowship, he returned to Mass General and was on-staff for several years before assuming the position of division chief at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is thrilled to return back to Mass General.
Dr. Kwon has varied clinical interests including sports-related injuries, arthritis, deformity correction, total ankle replacement, cartilage, ligament and tendon disorders and trauma. He is an internationally-recognized expert on the treatment of foot and ankle fractures and other traumatic injuries to the lower extremity.
Foot & Ankle Service 55 Fruit St. Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care Suite 3F Boston, MA02114 Phone: 617-724-9338
Mass General/Newton-Wellesley Foot & Ankle Center 52 Second Ave. Blue Building, Suite 1150, First Floor Waltham, MA02451 Phone: 617-724-9338
Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care 104 Endicott Street Lower level Danvers, MA01923 Phone: 617-724-9338
MD, New York Medical College
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital*****
Fellowship, Mercy Medical Center
American Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
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Dr. Kwon's research endeavors have focused on the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle fractures and other traumatic injuries. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed works and multiple book chapters on the topic.
Agarwal-Harding KJ, Kapadia A, Banza LN, Chawinga M, Mkandawire N, Kwon JY. Improving Management of Adult Ankle Fractures in Malawi: An Assessment of Providers' Knowledge and Treatment Strategies. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2021 Feb 17;103(4):326-334. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.20.00660. PMID: 33369982.
Kwon JY, Gitajn IL, Walton P, Miller TJ, Appleton P, Rodriguez EK. A cadaver study revisiting the original methodology of Lauge-Hansen and a commentary on modern usage. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Apr 1;97(7):604-9. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00970. PMID: 25834086.
Gitajn IL, Abousayed M, Toussaint RJ, Ting B, Jin J, Kwon JY. Anatomic Alignment and Integrity of the Sustentaculum Tali in Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures: Is the Sustentaculum Tali Truly Constant? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Jun 18;96(12):1000-1005. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.00330. PMID: 24951735.
Toussaint RJ, Lin D, Ehrlichman LK, Ellington JK, Strasser N, Kwon JY. Peroneal tendon displacement accompanying intra-articular calcaneal fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Feb 19;96(4):310-5. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.01378. PMID: 24553887.
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